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Funding for group actions

Funding for group actions

Our team at Hudgell Solicitors have been instructed in a number of group actions. We are committed to ensuring our clients have the best legal representation and we work to ensure that funding options are available, and any necessary insurances are in place.

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Strength in numbers through multi-party actions

Multi-party actions

Group actions, multi-party actions or group litigation cases are run when a significant number of claimants have closely related or similar claims arising from the same event. This type of action provides one route for individuals with similar complaints to join together against a negligent party, bringing benefits including greater strength in numbers, and potentially a faster and easier route towards the settlement of cases.

Situations where group actions may be beneficial

Situations where group actions may be beneficial

Group Actions usually fall into three main categories;

  • Sudden disasters which result in significant numbers of personal injury or fatal accident claims.
  • Ongoing claims which arise from a single cause –  for example from a defective drug or product.
  • Claims involving the consumer, including  personal injury, defective goods or services.
  • Injuries caused by defective medical products
  • Injuries caused by negligence of a particular hospital /surgery or medical professional impacting upon a large number of patients.
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Our group actions experience

Our group actions experience

Our legal teams have vast amounts of expertise due to their involvement with high profile cases which include;

  • The Manchester Bombing – We represented families who lost loved ones in the attack at Public Inquiry and now support more than 170 injured survivors in personal injury claims.
  • The Post Office Horizon IT Scandal – We helped more than 70 former sub-postmasters have wrongful convictions overturned and are pursing damages for malicious prosecution.
  • The Covid-19 Public Inquiry – Our legal team made representations on behalf of three groups to be involved in the Covid-19 Inquiry.
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Client stories

Client stories

Stories related to group actions

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Former sub-postmistress has named cleared in court after 20 years – and heads straight to Public Inquiry to see Paula Vennells give evidence

Six more former Subpostmasters had long-standing convictions relating to the Post Office Horizon scandal quashed in court this morning – as former chief executive Paula Vennells began giving her long-awaited evidence at the Public Inquiry. Having lived for two decades wrongfully labelled a convicted criminal, former Merseyside sub-postmistress Sushma Blaggan headed straight from the Royal […]

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Judge prevents claim that ‘Manchester bombing didn’t happen’ from being used as a defence against survivors’ harassment case for damages

A High Court Judge today blocked a man from claiming the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing didn’t happen as part of his defence to a legal claim brought against him – labelling his conspiracy theories as ‘preposterous’, ‘absurd’ and ‘fantastical’. Hudgell Solicitors represent survivor Martin Hibbert in a civil claim for harassment, misuse of private information […]

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‘I went bankrupt because of Post Office Horizon scandal – now I’m 65 and looking for a part-time job after selling my home, and receivers want to take most of my compensation’

At the age of 65, having recently sold his house for some much-needed funds, former sub-postmaster Stefan Fountain is currently on the lookout for a part-time job. Twenty-two years after taking over a Post Office in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire – a job he thought would be ‘for life’ – he is thinking about how he […]

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Mr Cadmen
A driver accelerated into my pushbike whilst stopped for a pedestrian to cross the road. Luckily I had cameras both front and rear. Meaning I could try to pursue the insurer of the vehicle through the solicitors team (GDPR got in the way of getting info about the driver from the police). I'd spoken to 2 solicitors, 1 cycle uk, was very evasive and didn't know if they would take on the case. I was pointed in the direction of Hudgells via a friend who'd also won a case with them. I spoken to Susan Richardson. She took on my case immediately. As this was a local solicitor. I was able to drop off the footage from both cameras almost immediately. I had a slight brain injury so was probably not easy to deal with because my brain would just stop mid sentence and I couldn't get my words out. Sue was extremely patient with me. She broke everything down so I could understand what was going on. But better still. In order for me to heal both mentally and physically. I requested that I could distance myself from the case. I gave her full control, she popped back to me as she needed information. But, she allowed me to distance myself to heal. I wouldn't have wanted to deal with the insurance companies myself. It appeared to me they tried to wriggle, squirm and drag it out. Any way. The whole case from beginning to end took 1 year for the case to complete and a pay out to be made. I won my case! I dealt with Sue from start to finish. Thank you Sue and thank you Hudgells. Highly recommended.
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Anna Kelly
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Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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